From time to time, every Weblog sees someone coming in from a search engine and making a comment that is no longer … how you say … timely.
For example: I wrecked my truck almost two years ago, and someone today searching for “totaled WRX” found my entry and urged me to buy a WRX wagon. That’s not real timely.
What I’m thinking would be nice would be to throw a banner up by the comment box that tells the user, “Hey! This is an old entry!” if the entry’s older than N days. People are going to ignore metadata like date published, etc., in these situations, but something that would [tastefully] stand out and say, “Yoohoo!” would be good.
I’ll throw this on my idea pile, but if anyone wants to implement it up before I get to it—which, given what I’ve found out about work in the last, oh, four hours, could be … 2006—feel free! Don’t give me credit in the plugin, but a link on the download page or in the WordPress wiki would be nice.
Now, if you’ll pardon me, I’m going to go home and do something completely unrelated to a computer for a while.